Un Air de Bretagne 2017

Un Air de Bretagne by L'Artisan Parfumeur
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Un Air de Bretagne is a perfume by L'Artisan Parfumeur for women and men and was released in 2017. The scent is fresh-aquatic. It is being marketed by Puig. Pronunciation
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Fragrance Notes

Algae absolute, Ambergris, Neroli, Cypress absolute, Cedar leaf

Ratings

Scent

7.2 | 38 Ratings

Longevity

6.2 | 32 Ratings

Sillage

5.6 | 33 Ratings

Bottle

8.3 | 37 Ratings
Submitted by Mefunx, last update on 22.09.2020.
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9.5
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9
Longevity
8
Sillage
10
Bottle
Jersey
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Jersey
Very helpful Review    8  
What does La Bretagne - the French region of the sea, sailors, fishermen, boats, painters, artists, lovers of beaches, hydrangeas and rocks where, among other things, it often rains?
Un Air de Bretagne is a fresh scent of wild sea waves with neroli like the one made from freshly squeezed lemon and ice - lemon glacé drink. The freshness of the perfume is characterized by slightly salty crystals of sea drops and a breeze of cypresses with excellent persistence not only in the hot summer.
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7.5
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7
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4
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NikEy
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NikEy
Top Review    13  
The man and the sea #05 - The scent of mermaids
Un Air de Bretagne takes off without detours with the typical Caloneaquatik. Here it is supported by creamy ambergris, which gives the fragrance a delicate sweetness that later diminishes but never loses itself.

At first I thought he would get lost among the other representatives of this kind. In the end, however, I could make out one unique selling point: the lightness of the Calone! While other fragrances are often rather clumsy and synthetic, one would probably prefer to use L'Artisan as a body spray. The distinctly algae notes bring astringency and skilfully play around the otherwise rather soft and light scents. The combination of both lies somewhere between sea and beach, but without slipping into a pure sea memory.

In the end, the question inevitably arises as to whether a test recommendation should be made, or whether the commentary in itself tends in one direction or another enough to automatically put the fragrance on the watch list or discard it. With a rating of 7.0 it is rather in the "quite nice" range for me. All in all, I wanted a little more airy breeze - and with it the herb-humid notes, herbs and cool surf - but instead I got the rather southern, mild sea with a delicate algae background
Nevertheless: I would like to make a test recommendation for all those who have perhaps not yet smelled too many scents of this direction. Un Air de Bretagne ranks somewhere between well done calone scents like "Mare Pacifico" and the sea scents like "Sel Marin", forming an interesting contrast, but not reinventing the direction.
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3
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5
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PBullFriend

302 Reviews
PBullFriend
PBullFriend
Helpful Review    1  
fails to capture salt air
As someone who grew up near the Atlantic but now lives far inland, I love the salt-and-sand genre of perfumes and have tried many of them. When done well, they are a vacation in a bottle. Sadly, few of them reach that level. Un Air de Bretagne unfortunately does not smell realistic at all. It reminds me of a cheap body spray that I bought many years ago and wound up using as a bathroom spray. A much better Atlantic scent, to my nose, is Miller Harris Sel de Vetiver. I used to be such a fan of L'Artisan Parfumeur, but it has been a long time now since they have put out anything I find full-bottle worthy.
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6
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5
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Stanze
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Top Review    14  
Wind over pasture meadows
In the course of my constant homesickness (after Normandy, but Brittany and Normandy are not only geographically close to each other for me) I ordered a sample of "Un Air de Bretagne". According to the official website, Juliette Karagueuzoglou tried to use this scent to capture the iodine-containing oxygen on the wild Breton coast. "Un Air de Bretagne" is maritime with a salty haze. I have a problem with aquatic scents, but not with this perfume. That's why I wouldn't call it aquatic. Maybe some scents, which smell like blue detergents, also caused a prejudice in me.

Contrary to the pyramid above (there is no pyramid at all), the perfume somehow has a top note that disappears after a few minutes. On the website they describe this top note as a thunderstorm. The Sillage is relatively strong at first. The fragrance is green-fresh and floral with a hint of wood. After a few minutes it smells green and herbaceous. The flowery one disappears, the Sillage too. On the website they call it a comforting murmur and I can understand that. After the storm the air is clean and the constant wind from the sea blows over the green pastures.

The shelf life is okay but the fragrance is really very close to the body. Family testers complained about the low Sillage. All in all, "Un Air de Bretagne" reminds me of "Eau de Campagne", which is also a homage to the northwestern French landscape. Only the other way around, first a little flowery, then herbaceous, while "Eau de Campagne" first offers a meadow scent and then becomes flowery. I honestly don't know if I need both and if not, which one I would prefer. They don't care about prices either.

I could imagine that "Un Air de Bretagne" can be used daily, at work and in leisure time. A comforting murmur is always welcome. But a permanent thunderstorm would be better for going out. In my opinion, the fragrance can be worn by men and women of all ages and, therefore, in all seasons. Whereby the winter is perhaps a matter of negotiation (you have to decide it with yourself).
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StellaDiverF

213 Reviews
StellaDiverF
StellaDiverF
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Crystalline Sea Spray and Pebbles
The centre accord of Un Air de Bretagne on my skin, is unquestionably a sea spray effect, and it's at the front right from the start. I usually struggle with salty, aquatic, calone-heavy fragrances, but this sea spray accord in Un Air de Bretagne is like a rejuvenated version of the popular 90s theme and surprisingly wearable to me.

It's salty, but I detect nothing fish-smelling. Instead, it smells like pebble stones, sand and iodine, and the inorganic feeling is further enhanced by the mineral aspect of ambroxan. It's fresh, but not really in an aquatic, watery way; rather, it's crystalline and airy, like the air by the sea.

This sea spray accord is mainly supported by bergamot and neroli on my skin. Their aromatic greenery adds sparkles in the opening, which is then replaced by a balsamic, almost caramelised but diaphanous amber sweetness in the dry down. The sillage is mostly close to skin during its 7-hour longevity on my skin.

The first time I tested Un Air de Bretagne, I thought it smelt very close to Hermès Eau des Merveilles Bleue, which was released in spring of the same year. After comparing them side by side, I find a few differences, but the overall crystalline, iodine sea mist evocation is very similar. Un Air de Bretagne features bergamot and neroli, while Hermès opted for lemon and a more prominent white musk, but the sea spray/pebble stone/sand accord is in the same vein.

Since its purchase by Puig and change of packaging, the fragrances that L'Artisan put out in their main line are all very straightforward in structure, but still retain an idyllic, naturalistic and poetic sensation. Un Air de Bretagne is no exception, like an olfactory haiku capturing the air of Brittany shore on a breezy sunny day (which is not very frequent...). Although I doubt it would completely reverse the aversion to marine fragrances, Un Air de Bretagne is worth a try if you're ready to take on the genre, or are currently looking for a fresh, crystalline, sea spray fragrance.

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